70% of Kazakhstani employers dissatisfied with skills of college graduates - Tokayev
Astana. July 5. KazTAG - 70% of Kazakhstani employers are dissatisfied with the skills of college graduates, said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan.
"Today 70% of Kazakhstani employers are dissatisfied with the skills of our college graduates, i.e. it means that the quality of education in such educational institutions is not high. Although in the result of the reforms considerable results have been achieved, but we cannot be limited with them," he said at the XXXII plenary session of Foreign Investors Council.
In his words, 180 colleges and 20 advanced universities will be created in the next three years, 58 bn tenge will be allocated from the Republican budget for this task.
"The main thing is to update and modernize the educational programs with active attraction of our foreign partners. I agree with the opinion which I heard during the discussion today that education is factually a branch of economy. We should develop strategic partnership with the leading world educational institutions, education must comply with the world standards," he said.
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